Longstanding disparities in preventive care between whites and African-Americans are narrowing, but Hispanics continue to receive significantly less preventive care than both groups, according to a study published by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC).

One out of two children in California who need subsidized access to after school care because their parents are working and earning low wages are at greater risk of violent crime, drug use and other dangers due to the unavailability of adult supervision, according to a new report.

Alcohol producers have a new treat for teenagers as prom and graduation party season begins. A poll conducted for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, Inc.

Less than a third of black and Hispanic children had a dental visit at any time during 1996 (27.2 percent of blacks and 29.2 percent of Hispanics). Overall, less than half (42.5 percent) of all children visited a dentist in 1996.

Two-thirds of teenage girls are currently trying to lose weight or have recently attempted to lose weight, according to a recent study of America’s youth. By the time they reach age 18, about half of U.S. girls feel they are overweight.

Terra Lycos announced it has selected MedicinaNews.com, a U.S. based multi-media medical and healthcare information portal, to serve as its premier, global health/medical channel for the Terra sites.

The proportion of children living in a traditional nuclear family with their biological mother and father increased from 51 percent in 1991 to 56 percent in 1996, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

Parents feel one of their main obligations in life is to satisfy their children's basic needs, such as proper nutrition, clothing, health and emotional well-being. However, Latin American parents seem to be ignoring their child's safety when they are on the road.

La Salud Hispana, Latino 's Leading health magazine, and the NY/NJ MetroStars, of Major League Soccer, have announced a strategic partnership for what is expected to be the biggest information and gateway-driven exposition directed to Latino consumers,The Latino Health & Technology Festival

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) characterized recent research reporting increasing residential segregation of Hispanics in the U.S as "troubling."

Statement by NCLR President Raul Yzaguirre:

The Lorillard Tobacco Company's Youth Smoking Prevention Program has added three 30-second television commercials to its arsenal of groundbreaking and edgy ads designed to help spread the word among teens that it's not cool to light up.

The growing Hispanic population in America demands that more Hispanics enter the medical profession to reflect this changing patient base and to best provide medical care that bridges cultural differences, AMA President Randolph Smoak, Jr.

Nearly 1 in 5 persons -- 53 million people -- said they had some level of disability in 1997, while 1 in 8 -- 33 million -- reported they had a severe disability, according to a report released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

The California Endowment, the state's largest health foundation, announced today that $50 million has been pledged over the next five years to develop programs that will significantly improve the health status of California's agricultural workers.

The Federal Trade Commission's annual report on cigarette sales and advertising for 1999 shows that cigarette sales fell from 1998 to1999, but advertising and promotional expenditures increased significantly.